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  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.
  • Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

    IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games. The inspectors' departure follows a news...

    Creek death fuels debate over cops and stun guns

    Creek death fuels debate over cops and stun guns
    Calvon "Andre" Reid was an unarmed man who, during a showdown last month with Coconut Creek police, was repeatedly hit with a Taser stun gun. Two days later he was dead. The episode resulted in the forced resignation of the city's police chief and an...

    Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

    Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once...

    With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

    With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on...